Next year, watch the parade from home

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This one bedroom, one and a half-bath condominium is located in Codman Place, an 1870 Victorian designed by noted Newport architect George Champlin Mason for the wealthy Codman sisters, originally of Boston. The home, at 42 High Street in Bristol, is an excellent example of Mason's preferred Mansard roof design style, and retains many original architectural details, despite having been divided into condominium units for many years.

And yes, it is located directly on the route of Bristol's Fourth of July parade, guaranteeing the buyer will never again need to contend with parking, early morning place-staking, or any of the other more onerous aspects of watching the parade as a non-route-resident.

With high ceilings, oversized windows, and access to two patios, both with sunny southern exposure, the home is full of light and warmth. The living and dining room areas are separated from the front parlor by pocket doors; each space has its own fireplace and either could be readily converted to a second bedroom.

The spacious and mature gardens include a large front yard, setting the property back from the street, and several specimen trees.

High Street is a residential street in the heart of Bristol’s National Register Historic District, surrounded by other well-maintained historic homes, and just a few short blocks from downtown shopping. Most of Bristol’s fabulous restaurants and museums are located a stone’s throw away, making this property a perfect base for anyone who appreciates the marriage of downtown convenience with small-town charm.

Recreational opportunities are right outside your door. Whatever your craft of choice, you can be launching on Bristol Harbor within minutes. The almost-15-mile-long East Bay Bike Path begins about a mile from 42 High  Street, Blithewold gardens and arboretum is a half-mile in the other direction, and clay tennis courts are on the historic Bristol Town Common, also a short walk away. Colt State Park, at over 400 acres, is a little over a mile to the north with frontage on Narragansett Bay, and to the east, beyond the Common, you’ll find Mount Hope Farm, with fields and forest that stretch to the Bay of the same name.

$339,900

RE/MAX River's Edge

Debra Jobin

401/527-7894

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